The release of Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring multi-talented songstress Halsey brought a new light to the dynamic duo. Unlike their previous smash hits releases like Don’t Let Me Down and Rose, we get to see the singing aspect by one half of the duo.
The development has become an interesting part given the reliance on songwriters and vocalists for the addition of the human element in the electronic sound waves. The move has been taunted to personalize The Chainsmokers Brand and paint the duo as true artists. Alex Pall has been at the forefront of creating intimacy n a genre often void of emotions and human element.
During an interview with Alex Pall grew up in the DJ environment in New York City. But at the moment, it was more of a side hustle and hobby. Alex Pall was working at an art gallery when he noticed the impact of dance music on his life.
Through working with his manager, Alex Pall was able to meet up with his counterpart Drew. The chemistry between the duo was imminent and they immediately started working together.
Drew was a multitalented producer and Alex Pall has a couple of DJ gigs within his marketing social network. They began working on establishing their identity as artists together. It was here that the fans started relating to the music at a much deeper level.
Alex Pall admits and refutes that as D duo in the electronic dance music genre, it has hard for them to build a strong identity as real artists. Alex Pall revealed that they work with songwriters with the lyrics references their lives.
Alex Pall also hailed Halsey for the collaboration Closer. He also revealed that they had been eyeing her for some time. Her uniqueness made her the best fir for the collabo. Alex Pall revealed that the song was masterminded by Drew and their friend on the tour bus. With Drew’s singing capabilities and their production prowess, Alex Pall sees the combination as something uncommon in their music genre.
Alex Pall also spoke on the change when it comes to the live shows and their expanding fan base. They duo was in consultation with their visualist on creating new content daily. He hopes that this would cross boundaries and offer new experiences.
Sound engineers fix the technical features of music production through mixing, manipulating, and equalizing the electronic effects of different sounds. Sound engineers don’t always have to work in the music industry alone. Some specialize in designing sound at conferences, and theatres. Others work on sounds in venues that need a sound projection for audiences. A prime example of a successful sound engineer in the music industry is Clay Hutson. He hails from Nashville and has dedicated most of his time and career to finding viable solutions for musicians, and artists.
Hutson isn’t like the typical sound engineers, and music producers found in the industry. His unique capabilities are tied to his commitment to giving the best services in the sector. He takes artists through their careers by analyzing their thoughts then considering their feelings. Besides, he also wants to make sure that the fan base experiences a unique performance. That is why he spends his mornings and evenings at work. Hutson has incredible experience in live entertainment. He also specializes in tour management.
Over the years, he has learned the operations of different genres of music thereby starting a company. He has also been lucky to learn something new from every position he held. He owns incredible skills and has perfected his art in music production. Before he started his firm, Clay Hutson experienced some challenges working for a company dealing in music production. The economic recession had a negative impact on the firm. So he left to establish his empire. That seemed like the right move not only for his career but clients too.
Clay Hutson has worked in the music industry since he was a toddler. His passion turned into a career. Working with the likes of Pink, Kelly Clarkson, and Guns N Roses, he carved out his career in the sector of music production. Today, Hutson is considered a rare gem in the industry. He is also keen on providing artists with some of the best platforms for performing. Hutson always seeks aesthetic perfection coupled with unparalleled live music experience. He hopes that every musician accesses the right tools and support team for production and tour management.
Interview Magazine conducted an interview with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of the Chainsmokers. This music duo powerhouse discusses their humble beginnings, their work ethic, and their dedication to creating music that will continue to connect with an ever-growing audience.
Starting out as DJ’s, they have evolved into developing music that has become more personal for them and their audience. While most of the music in the dance genre tends to be focused on producing hard beats geared toward young club-goers or rave fans, The Chainsmokers have made great strides in offering their audience music that appeals to those who also enjoys pop music, indie, and hip-hop. In order to stand apart from the crowd, they began writing lyrics that merely reflected their own experiences in life.
The pair met in New York City. Pall explains initially, he was doing a number of gigs DJ’ing and he also had experience with social media, whereas Andrew’s main talent was producing. After they met, they immediately began working together and doing so for long hours. Their dedication to creating has allowed them to be almost two years ahead. The songs we are just now listening to, are songs they wrote over a year ago.
The song “Closer” features Halsey and Andrew Taggart singing. Pall indicates his enthusiasm working with Halsey, describing her as incredible. He also shares his appreciation for her voice and unique style. The inclusion of Taggart singing is just one of many steps initiated by this duo to continue their unique style, while still garnering the interest of a wide audience.
Pall uses social media to connect with fans and learn more about who they are. He’s learned that the audience has grown from a youthful college crowd to an even younger crowd and now also includes older people. There is an excitement in developing music that appeals across so many different identities.